Proposed San Francisco Gun Law Would Track ALL Ammo Sales, Completely Outlaw Standard Capacity Magazines

June 5 2013
by GSL Staff
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320px-San_Francisco-Golden_Gate_BridgeA new proposed law in San Francisco would make the city’s gun laws some of the strictest in the country.

According to SFGate, Supervisor Malia Cohen, is proposing local laws which will require that all ammo sales be reported by vendors to law enforcement. This is much stricter and more burdensome than the current law which requires reporting of purchases over 500 rounds (gotta track those boxes of .22lr).

The proposal would also ban the possession of magazines that hold more than 10 rounds, even if they are already grandfathered in.

Of course, San Francisco’s vehemently anti gun police chief is on board,

It’s already illegal to sell large capacity magazines in San Francisco, but not to possess them. San Francisco Police Chief Greg Suhr said his officers are coming across those weapons “more than I even want to think about.”

“These large capacity magazines are just crazy,” he said, adding that there have been several recent incidents of police being shot at or confiscating guns with high capacity magazines. “This is not only going to keep the community safer, but it’s going to keep officers safer.”

“Are coming across those weapons” – wait what? A magazine is a weapon now? Why have I been buying guns all of these years when it’s apparently the magazine that’s a weapon?!

The bill will also make it a crime to not report the theft or loss of a firearm to police within 48 hours.

Just more reasons San Francisco will not make my short list of potential vacation destinations.

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